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Anybody got any thoughts on these as a permanent residence?

 

For someone such as myself... single, no kids, no commitments, minimalist lifestyle, they seem ideal.

 

 I found even living in a 2 bed terrace the house was too big for my needs, I've always said a small, 1 bedroom detached house would be my dream home and these seem the most convenient and economically viable way of achieving that? Even if I do have to pay just as much (or possibly even more) for the land with PP than the actually building would cost.

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On 23/11/2016 at 8:00 AM, nome said:

http://www.grannyannexe.com/?gclid=CM6CuvKyvtACFcyRGwodEQYO_w

 

Anybody got any thoughts on these as a permanent residence?

 

For someone such as myself... single, no kids, no commitments, minimalist lifestyle, they seem ideal.

 

 I found even living in a 2 bed terrace the house was too big for my needs, I've always said a small, 1 bedroom detached house would be my dream home and these seem the most convenient and economically viable way of achieving that? Even if I do have to pay just as much (or possibly even more) for the land with PP than the actually building would cost.

seems a lot of ££ for the size of a 30ft shipping container without land 

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On 23/11/2016 at 8:00 AM, nome said:

http://www.grannyannexe.com/?gclid=CM6CuvKyvtACFcyRGwodEQYO_w

 

Anybody got any thoughts on these as a permanent residence?

 

For someone such as myself... single, no kids, no commitments, minimalist lifestyle, they seem ideal.

 

 I found even living in a 2 bed terrace the house was too big for my needs, I've always said a small, 1 bedroom detached house would be my dream home and these seem the most convenient and economically viable way of achieving that? Even if I do have to pay just as much (or possibly even more) for the land with PP than the actually building would cost.

Interesting...

I'm in a similar situation to you. A 1 bedroomed detached would be great for me. I would need to factor in a boot room, 4 piece bathroom and a garage/shed into the equation.

I quite like those German Huf Haus ssss. One was featured on Grand Designs about a decade ago. I think those are 2+ bedrooms however and maybe not 'shoe string' build.

Huf Haus

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PROTOHOME is led by Crisis, the national charity for single homelessness, xsite architecture and TILT Workshop. It is in affiliation with Newcastle City Council and forms part of a research project at Durham University by artist Julia Heslop.

PROTOHOME is a self-build housing project which was temporarily sited and open to the public at Upper Steenbergs in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, from May-August 2016. Working alongside an architect and a joiner, a group of individuals who have experienced homelessness developed a timber-frame model of self-build housing which is specifically designed for untrained self-builders. The aim was not to create a full housing model with services, but a ‘shell’ structure that offers a vision of how this model could be developed into working housing in the future.

 

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